SHREVEPORT, La (KTAL/KMSS) A Shreveport group is demanding local control, when it comes to setting the minimum wage.
If approved this legislative session, House Bill 422 would allow Louisiana cities to set their own individual minimum wage rates and would end state overreach.
Unleash Shreveport was launched Tuesday afternoon on the steps in front of Government Plaza. The coalition wants local authorities to control minimum wage and family leave policies. City council passed a resolution supporting the legislation.
LeVette Fuller says, “So we need to be able to look at a minimum wage that works for the size and scope of our community and we need to have that discussion here. It may be that we decide on a local level that we don’t want to change the minimum wage, but that’s our choice.”
Officials with Unleash Shreveport say the state has no paid family leave law and is one of five states with no state minimum wage.